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Vintage Halloween Cartoons

on October 24, 2022

When the cartoon industry was relatively new, animators did not shy away from making spooky, fun, and memorable cartoons that both children and adults loved. These are the Halloween cartoons that our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents (depending on your age) would have watched in the movie theater.

The Haunted House (1929) – Mickey Mouse – Disney Cartoons:

Produced and directed by Walt Disney. Walt also provided Mickey’s voice! Chief animator: Ub Iwerks. Music composed by Carl Stalling. This short cartoon, which was part of a series of Mickey Mouse cartoons, was released and distributed by Celebrity Productions.

Silly Symphony – The Skeleton Dance (1929) – Disney Cartoons:

The Skeleton Dance, also produced and directed by Walt Disney, preceded The Haunted House and incorporated iconic “danse macabre” images (art which was popular during the Black Death era).

Getting in the Halloween mood?

Dawn Pisturino

October 24, 2022

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14 responses to “Vintage Halloween Cartoons

  1. Iowa Life says:

    Just the animation back then was spectacular. Real artists. So far removed from the simplistic drawings today.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. utahan15 says:

    nice post
    my fav halloween thing
    are two wishbone the dog
    as ichibod crane
    and 1981 s ghost story
    both well done.

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  3. balladeer says:

    Perfect for the holiday season!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. great post and love the animated movies Dawn.👏

    Liked by 1 person

  5. kvbclarke says:

    The animation is great on these….and so early!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Michele Lee says:

    Fun cartoon break. Thanks, Dawn.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Jeff Flesch says:

    A wonderful flashback! 👻🎃💀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Eric says:

    Reblogged this on Calculus of Decay and commented:
    Very cool 🙋

    Liked by 1 person

  9. cheriewhite says:

    Wonderful post, Dawn! You brought back so many wonderful memories of Halloweens growing up! I remember these vintage cartoons! Halloween during the 70s and 80s was such a fun time for kids and adults alike! A few other vintage cartoons I like to watch during Halloween season are “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” “The Lengend of Sleepy Hollow,” The old Dracula movies, and “My Best Friend is a Vampire.”

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